Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Bucket o’ Apples


Here’s another quick & easy birthday card for the fall season.  It’s based on a sketch from the CardMaker’s Sketch Book (Annie’s Attic) – one of my favorite “browsing for idea” books – there are 3 sketch books and I have all 3.  You know I like to start with a sketch, and I’ve been working on my COPIC coloring skills, so this one brought all the elements together!




Note: finished card size is 4 1/4” x 5 1/2”

Taffy (CTMH): 4 1/4” x 11”, score @ 5 1/2”, plus a 2” x 2” square; Gingham Autumn Combo (CTMH): 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” – cutting instructions below; New England Ivy (CTMH): 2 1/2” x 2 1/2”, plus a 2” x 2” square; Stamper’s Select White (Paper Trey): 2 3/8” x 2 3/8”.


Tuxedo Black (Memento); Almost Artichoke (SU!)


Give Thanks (SU!) ; Simply Said (Unity)


COPIC Markers (Imagination International): Y19, YR04, R27; Y19, YG63, C1, C3, C5; Small and Large Tag Punches (SU!); Olive Green Jute (No Time To Stamp); Bow-Easy; Scor-Pal; Glue dots; Adhesive Transfer Gun 714 (Scotch); Rotary trimmer with straight blade (Fiskars); Scissors



Stamp the image on the white square using the black ink.  Color with COPICS – I used these colors:

  • Apples: Y19, YR04, R27
  • Leaves: Y19, YG63
  • Bucket: C1, C3, C5

Mount the finished image on the larger green square.

Stamp the sentiment in green on the smaller taffy square.  Punch it out with the small Tag punch, and punch a green tag using the larger punch.  Mount the small tag on the large one.


To cut the gingham paper that goes across the card, start with your 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” paper.  Measure 3 1/2” on each of the long sides of the rectangle and put a mark.  Measure 2 3/4” on each of the short sides and mark.  Then line up the marks on your paper cutter, and slice off the corners – like this:


Now, complete the assembly of the card:

Mount the gingham paper on the base card, and the image in the upper left corner.  Put the tag in the lower right.  Finish it with a bow tied with the jute (I looped the string around the Bow-Easy 3 times), and mount with a glue dot.

Final Thoughts

Inside, you can finish with a birthday greeting, a friendship sentiment, or just a Thinking of You.  Hope you try out this different layout for yourself, and let me know what you create!

Thanks for stopping by.



Betty aka ZacksNana said...

pretty. love the colors, fall is my fav. season.

Lisa Lynne said...

Thanks, Betty - it's my favorite season too!

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